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TitelSeventy-fifth meeting the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland

The next conference of the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland will take place at the University of Edinburgh, 2–4 April 2012. The lead panel for the conference will be "Deviants in German-language literature and culture", with further panels on History and Remembrance, Linguistics, Gender, Translation, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Nineteenth and Earlier Twentieth Century Studies, Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Studies. Information about the conference and the call for papers can be found on the AGS website at:

If you are interested in contributing a paper to a panel, please send your proposal directly to the e-mail address of the specific panel convener. If you would like to propose a panel or if you would like to offer a paper that does not fall within the remit of any of the listed panels, please contact the Conference Secretary Melani Schroeter ( Proposals for papers should be 150-200 words, panel outlines 50-100 words. Proposals for papers should reach the relevant conveners by 30 November 2011. Any proposals for additional panels should reach Melani Schroeter by the same date.

Further details:

Lead Panel
Convener: Mary Cosgrove/Frauke Matthes;

In recent decades German Studies has, in line with other Humanities subjects, focussed its attention on the theme of difference and the figure of the Other. Class, race and gender have been dominant interpretative categories within this context of enquiry. At AGS 2012 - which takes place in Edinburgh, city of legendary deviants such as Inspector Rebus, Burke and Hare - we wish to route the discussion of difference through an alternative "other" figure: the deviant. Deviants are often mavericks. As well as being perceived and constructed as other by the external world, they also chose and determine their own path; they assert their difference and go their own way. German-language literature and culture is full of such figures: rascals, rogues, rebels, vagrants, determined Einzelgaenger, and criminals. We invite papers which examine this figure in any period of German-language literature and culture. Topics might include: The deviant as a positive embodiment of difference; Deviance as a form of autonomy; The deviant as criminal; The deviant as hero; The physiognomy of the deviant; The performance of deviance; "Containing" deviance: social constructs of the deviant; Deviance and difference: gender, ethnicity, class, body, mind.

History and Remembrance
Convener: Silke Arnold-de Simine (London/Birkbeck),
This panel will focus on the mobilisation of history and practices of remembrance for the purposes of identity construction. Papers could address issues such as Erinnerungspolitik and processes of memorialisation and musealisation, the reappraisal of historical narratives for political and ideological purposes, questions of ownership and history, or the preservation of collective memory through national traditions, rituals and anniversaries.

Convener: Nils Langer (Bristol)
This panel invites papers on any aspect of German and Germanic linguistics. In particular we welcome papers on systemic and sociolinguistics as well as the interface between linguistic analysis and practical language teaching. Papers which contain a comparative element are keenly encouraged.

Gender and German Studies
Convener: Frauke Matthes (Edinburgh),
This panel invites papers on any aspect of gender studies. The focus is on the various manifestations of masculinity and/or femininity in literature, visual culture, theatre, the media, theory and scholarship. Papers may deal with any period from the early modern period to the present day. The panel also encourages comparative papers. Proposals from postgraduates are particularly welcome.

Convener: Peter Davies (Edinburgh);
The Translation Panel invites contributions dealing with any facet of translation involving the German language (broadly defined), from any period: translation theory, analyses of translations, accounts of the work of translators or the status of translation and the translator in German-language cultural history, discussion of work in progress, aspects of translation pedagogy, etc. Contributions may take the form of papers plus discussion, or a more open workshop format, as appropriate: please contact the panel convener with proposals for papers or sessions.

Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Convener: Sabine Rolle (Edinburgh)
Proposals are welcome for papers on any aspect of medieval German studies, the early modern period, or their reception in later periods. Contributions by postgraduate students will be particularly welcome.

Eighteenth-Century Studies
Convener: Dan Wilson (Royal Holloway)
Papers are invited on any aspect of the culture of German-speaking countries in the eighteenth century, including literature, theatre, visual culture and thought.

Nineteenth and earlier Twentieth-Century Studies
Convener: Malcolm Spencer (Birmingham)
Papers are invited on any aspect of the culture of German-speaking countries in the nineteenth century and earlier decades of the twentieth century (up to about 1930), including literature, theatre, visual and musical culture and thought.

Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Studies
Convener: Debbie Pinfold (Bristol)
Papers are invited on any aspect of twentieth-century and contemporary German cultural studies. Appropriate subjects for this panel include literary, film and media studies (including work on the intersection between media), cultural history, and area studies. We would particularly welcome papers demonstrating innovative theoretical, methodological, and interdisciplinary approaches.
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PersonName: Dr Benedict Schofield 
Funktion: Publicity Secretary, Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: King's College London 
Strasse/Postfach: Strand 
Postleitzahl: WC2R 2LS 
Stadt: London 
Klassifikation01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft; 04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte; 05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte
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